BALI Spreads the Word
Recently in my role as director for BALI I was asked to give a presentation at the grounds maintenance conference hosted by The Northern Housing Consortium. The conference was aimed at anyone in the housing sector who procures delivers grounds maintenance or GM services. The main purpose of the day was to consider how will the industry continue to deliver a quality service to customers under a back drop of the need to make efficiency savings. A question that does not have an easy answer.
BALI had been specifically requested to comment on the current trends, pressures and opportunities. The main focus for my presentation was to look at how embedding social value into contracts and procurement can have far reaching long term benefits for both service provider and customer. Ensuring that we actively work with and engage and involve the communities in which we work can really help with contract success. It is always the local community that has the first hand knowledge, understands local pressures and often will have good local workable solutions. That is why community engagement and Community Social responsibility projects are so important to John O’Conner.
The whole event was very worthwhile, it is always useful to attend even as a speaker it can be a very valuable learning experience. I was very pleased with the way the conference went – informally feedback has been excellent making it a very worth while day.